Tuesday, March 21, 2023
- Advertisement -
Home People Greater Anglia stations become collection points for local food banks

Greater Anglia stations become collection points for local food banks

With the growing cost of living crisis impacting more and more people, food banks are becoming a fact of life for thousands of households around the country.

Greater Anglia staff have launched an appeal to help people in food crisis this winter.

They will be collecting for Bishop’s Stortford and Harlow food banks from 1 November for six weeks, until 12 December, with items being delivered to the food banks around 15 December.


Items can be dropped off at Bishop’s Stortford, Harlow Mill, Harlow Town, Sawbridgeworth and Stansted Mountfitchet rail stations.

A full list of items needed will be on display at the ticket offices, but can include non-perishable foods, toiletries, baby supplies, feminine products and household items.

The collection has been organised by Greater Anglia relief ticket office clerk, Michael King, who is based at Sawbridgeworth and Stansted Mountfitchet.

Michael, said: “As a team, we really care about our local area and want to do our bit, especially in the run up to Christmas.

“Our local food banks are incredible and make such a difference so we wanted to make it easy for people to donate by becoming a collection point, as we have lots of people passing through our stations.

“Our customers have been amazing during previous appeals – last Easter they helped to collect over 450 chocolate eggs for a local children’s hospital – and we would be so grateful for their support again to help people who may be struggling over the winter months.”

Image credit: Greater Anglia

image_pdfDownload article

Most Popular

Derby named the home of Great British Railways

Derby has been named as the national headquarters of Great British Railways (GBR HQ). Making the announcement, the government says as Europe’s largest rail hub,...

Coventry Very Light Rail major milestone

Coventry Very Light Rail has taken a significant step forward with the completion of the construction of a test site for its unique track...

A Sunday celebration of 1960s BR Green in-store for the Cotswolds

A celebration of the British Railways green livery from the 1960s is to take place at the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railways (GWSR) on Sunday...

Transport for Wales: Some Class 175s need further repairs to the engines

Transport for Wales has temporarily withdrawn a number of its Class 175 trains to allow additional maintenance checks to be carried out following some...
- Advertisement -